On Saturday August 21st, a field trip lead by Lenny Brown from the Connecticut Butterfly Association toured sites in Guilford including the Jared Elliot and Spencer Creek Preserves owned by the land trust. [Read more...]
On May 22, 2010, more than 20 members of the Guilford Yacht Club joined members of the Guilford Land Conservation Trust in clearing invasive trees and plants, brush and vines at the Land Trust’s Spencer Creek Preserve on Three Mile Course. The Guilford Yacht Club has been performing this volunteer work at the Spencer’s Creek Preserve every spring for many years, assisting the Land Trust in its efforts to conserve the natural attributes and improve the accessibility of the site.
Spencer Creek Preserve is a beautiful parcel bordering the West River and Spencer Creek, including an open field, woods, a small pond, stone walls, and extensive wetlands and salt marsh and offering stunning views.
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Pictures of the work party in action
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The recent guided tour of Guilford Birding Areas lead by Patrick Comins from Audobon Connection yielded some fabulous bird sightings including Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrows and Caspian Terns. Helping to protect critical habitat for these special creatures is a core objective of the land trust and we will be organizing similar outings in future walk programs.
Having Patrick on hand to offer his insight and experience was appreciated by everyone who took part, and even slightly overcast skies could not dampen this interesting event.
The Guilford Birding Areas walk was one of several organized events organized by the trust, details of these events can be found on the calendar page of this web site.
The trust’s annual meeting will take place on June 13, 2010 at Dudley Farm. Starting at 4 pm, we shall conduct a short business meeting which will include the Annual Treasurer’s Report.
Light refreshments will be provided and state fisheries biologist Steve Gephard will be speaking about restoring diadromous fish in Connecticut.
Dudley Farm is located on the northeast corner of Routes 77 and 80 in North Guilford. For directions click here